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Torchbearers

Olympic Torch on display at Museum

30 July 2012

Generous Olympic torchbearers Juanita Williams and Dennis Sanders have loaned an official Olympic torch and torchbearer’s uniform to Black CountryLivingMuseum to put on public display.   Juanita from Oldbury, nominated for her charity work, carried the flame through Smethwick.  Juanita took part...

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Gracie Sheppard from Stourbridge and her flag

Black Country Flag Design – Officially Registered

14 July 2012

After weeks of work and more than 60 entries, the winner of the Black Country Flag Design was announced on Saturday 14 July and the UK Flag Institute has now confirmed that the design by Gracie Sheppard of Redhill Primary School, Stourbidge as to forever be the official Black Country Flag. The Parliamentary Flags...

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Newcomen

Festival of Steam 2012

09 July 2012

 On Saturday 14 July Black Country Living Museum launches its celebrations to commemorate the Tercentenary of the invention of the world’s first steam engine. TV presenter, Adam Hart-Davis will re-open the Museum’s replica Newcomen engine which has been the subject of a £100,000...

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